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Films at the Embassy of Japan: 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル)

Films at the Embassy of Japan: 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル)

Takaki and Akari become best friends at elementary school, but they are separated as her family has to move away from the area. After a year apart, Takaki, now a junior high school student, decides to see Akari again. As he sits in the train travelling from Tokyo to Tochigi prefecture, memories of the past […]

Beauty of Japan and Soul of Creation

Beauty of Japan and Soul of Creation

We, Radiant Star Art agency will have an exhibition in London, UK, to introduce Creators form Japan. Japan is currently separated into 47 administrative districts, but since ancient times, small regions constructed various cultures with high identities, and brought up unique and interesting creations. Japan’s “Creation” is keenly aware of the air of the times, […]

Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama

Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama

BFI presents, in partnership with the Japan Foundation, a season highlighting the female stars that shone in the melodrama of Japanese cinema’s ‘Golden Age’. The season features titles rarely screened in the UK, spotlighting the magnificent actors who starred in them – figures such as Kinuyo Tanaka, Setsuko Hara, Machiko Kyo, Isuzu Yamada and Hideko […]

The World’s a Stage: Yukio Ninagawa’s Work, Career and His Legacy

The World’s a Stage: Yukio Ninagawa’s Work, Career and His Legacy

Yukio Ninagawa was Japan’s best-known stage director, whose work was marked by its astonishing interpretation and visual imagination. Continually drawn to staging works of literary greats, Ninagawa often harmonised theatre traditions of the east and west through productions of Greek tragedies, Shakespearean plays and much more. Creating worlds of wonder and beauty, Ninagawa’s work transcended […]

Ura Matsuri Mini

Ura Matsuri Mini

Ura Matsuri Mini is a fun, friendly, accessible night of live performance and music from Japanese Londoners and their London friends. An evening of the joyful, the serious and mostly the absurd! It follows on from last years all day Ura Matsuri Festival held at East Londons Cafe Oto, Curve Garden and Oto Project Space. […]

Japan Matsuri 2017

Japan Matsuri 2017

London’s very own festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns on Sunday, 24 September 2017 in Trafalgar Square in the centre of the city. A regular fixture now in the London calendar, this free annual festival brings people together to enjoy Japanese food, music, dance, and activities for all the family. Everything kicks […]

MAKIKO HIRABAYASHI TRIO

MAKIKO HIRABAYASHI TRIO

Now in its second year, Sounds of Denmark offers a snapshot of one of Europe’s most vibrant jazz scenes. Famed for their Bauhaus-influenced modern architecture & design and culinary flare, Denmark is also home to one of the most varied, vibrant and sophisticated jazz scenes in Europe. Sounds of Denmark is a five-day festival at […]

Japan Society Book Club: The Moon over the Mountain by Atsushi Nakajima

Japan Society Book Club: The Moon over the Mountain by Atsushi Nakajima

Ancient China is illustriously brought to life in these folk tales, legends, and stories of historical figures. When they first appeared in Japanese periodicals in 1942 and 1943, they sparked a promising career for author Atsushi Nakajima, who tragically died of asthma complicated by severe pneumonia shortly thereafter, but whose work has continued to grow […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club